The Ithaca College men’s basketball team lost 95–66 to the Hobart College Statesmen on Dec. 10.
The Statesmen took an early lead on the Bombers. After the first eight minutes of play, Hobart had a 10 point lead over the Bombers. Junior guard Joey Flanagan made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to seven. In the next two minutes of play, Hobart scored nine unanswered points, bringing the score to 28–12.
Layups helped the Blue and Gold score 12 points, but the Statesmen came back and increased their lead by 18 points. This was the biggest deficit of the half, and the Bombers cut the lead down to 11 points to make the score 44–33 going into halftime.
Sophomore guard Matt Flood started the second half for the Bombers by scoring a field goal. Flood decreased the deficit to eight, but Hobart came back and scored 17 points. The South Hill squad continued to struggle putting points on the board and lost by 29 points.
The leading scorer for the Bombers was Flood with 15 points and five field goals. Sophomore guard Colin Dougherty lead the Statesmen with 18 points and eight field goals.
The Bombers’ next game will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Ben Light Gymnasium in an Empire 8 conference game against Alfred University.